"If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world"
Do I have my life all figured out? Nope— but I like to think that I have a few things mostly figured out. My goal this past year has been to just follow my personal motto: Live Your Adventure- Love Your Life with the emphasis on Your because when you live in a way to make yourself happy, everything else will fall into place. With that being said it's time to sit down and make some plans to achieve some of my next years goals and here are some tips.
The big mistake I used to make was thinking too broadly. I would shoot for the moon and forget everything in-between. So it was time to get rid of vague goals, by hammering out exactly what I want to accomplish and by when. This will force you to act more quickly by realizing that goal and it's potential to expire. To make this easier I use lists of smaller goals that I need to achieve in order to make the big dream a reality. Financially breaking down the cost by month and determining how much I need to save out of each paycheck so you don't cheat yourself because you will only hurt your dreams in the end. One week I spent my savings money and the following paycheck I had such guilt I put double in just to prove a point to myself.
Change in life is hard, but it’s much harder when you do it alone. Share your goals and progress with friends and family. By being vocal about your dreams will force you to be accountable, and may even help achieving them in unexpected ways. I remind myself everyday what I want to do in order to save more money to make this what used to seem like a pipe dream and slowly seeing it becoming a reality.
Don't be afraid to try something new, don’t fall into the trap of convincing yourself that there’s a perfect time to do it. The timing is never perfect but if you just do it everything else will work itself out. I am a firm believer in if you take a chance on something in life someone else might take a chance on you therefore leading to everything working out in the end. There are always means to accomplishing what you want to do if you’re resourceful enough. You could always have more money, more time, and a better plan, but if you put off what you really want to do now, chances are, you’ll never do it.
Be Bold, Make a Statement and live the life of your dreams.